Turkish Style Survivor is a lot different version of the popular reality Survivor. It follows the format of American Survivor, but there are so many differences. Turkish style Survivor is not only popular in Turkey but also popular in Greece. The producer of Turkish Style Survivor (Acun Media) also started s Survivor show in Greece and that show breaks a record number of views in Greece’s television. Turkish Style Survivor in Greece has reportedly hit 60-65 percent TV share.
Format and Rules
Unlike the American version that airs once a week, the Turkish version aired four or five times a week. The show’s duration is very long, in 2 and a half hours clean screen time (3 and a half hours with commercial time added)
There are 27 contestants (in season 2017), instead of the usual 16. The contestants are initially separated into tribes. One tribe is called “Celebrities” the other is called “Volunteers”. Celebrities usually consist of former soccer players, ex athletes, swimmers, actors/actresses, singers or models. Volunteers are normal people but most of them have sport background.
In each week they do challenges, one is for food, two is for immunity and the other one is for something called ”communication reward” where the winner team gets the opportunity to see photos and messages from their family and friends.
When either of the tribe members decreases to 2, individual matches start.
Location and Time
Dominican Republic. For 5 months.
Each week, there is a Tribal Council. The team that loses the immunity game makes the Tribal Council. At Tribal Councils, each contestants has an equal voting right to determine who would be eliminated. Whoever gets the most votes at these councils becomes the nominee to leave the island. Also, the contestant who wins the individual immunity has a right to choose the 2nd nominee to leave the island. There are two immunity games in each week and thus, there are 4 nominees that start to be voted by the viewers. The contestant who gets the least SMS votes from the public leaves the island.
Gaining Weight Throughout the Show
We never know how much weight each contestant have lost or gained over the course of the show. Is it really difficult to disclose “Weight Before Survivor” and “Weight After Survivor”.
Most of the contestants lose a significant amount of weight at the beginning. During the 8th-10th week of the show, we usually watch how much weight the contestants have lost. Until this deadline, contestants really lose weight. But after then we are not informed about their weight. After this deadline, most of the contestants (both men and women) are getting weight.
Additionally, Survivor depletes males’ muscles. It is possible that without proper nutrition and workout, people can lose their muscles. But, it is still weird that most of the male contestants start to have Turkish belly.
Making Demagogy to Get SMS Voting
In order to earn a spot back in the game, nominees at the Tribal Council make a speech to the public for 2-3 minutes. Usually, we see that nominees cry, speak about justice/injustice, their willingness to stay in the island etc. Most of the time, demagogy works in Turkey.
Survivor Turkey 2017
|List of Survivor Turkey 2017 Contestants|
|Contestant||Ocupation||Original tribe||Merged tribe|
|Adem Kilicci||Kickboxer||Celebrities||Merged Tribe|
|Furkan Kizilay||Actor, Singer||Celebrities|
|Ilhan Mansiz||Former football player||Celebrities||Merged Tribe|
|Pinar Saka||Former athlete||Celebrities|
|Sabriye Sengul||Kickboxer||Celebrities||Merged Tribe|
|Sema Apak||Former athlete||Celebrities||Merged Tribe|
|Serhat Akin||Former football player||Celebrities||Merged Tribe|
|Anil Karakurt||Employer at civil aviation||Volunteers|
|Berna Keklikler||Model||Volunteers||Merged Tribe|
|Elif Sadoglu||Body Builder||Volunteers|
|Ogeday Girisken||Oarsman||Volunteers||Merged Tribe|
|Tugce Melis Demir||Ice hokey player||Volunteers|
|Volkan Cetinkaya||Swimming and athleticism trainer||Volunteers|
|Tribal Council||Immunity Loser||Tribe||Individual Immunity Winner||Nominated by Immune||Nominated by Group||Eliminated by SMS Voting|
|Week 1||1st Immunity||Volunteers||Volkan Cetinkaya||Fulya Sahin||Erdi Unver||Fulya Sahin|
|2nd Immunity||Volunteers||Ogeday Girisken||Eser West||Berna Keklikler|
|Week 2||1st Immunity||Volunteers||Ogeday Girisken||Sadin Bakir||Denisa||Seda Demir|
|2nd Immunity||Celebrities||Ilhan Mansiz||Sabriye Sengul||Seda Demir|
|Week 3||1st Immunity||Volunteers||Volkan Cetinkaya||Erdi Unver||Denisa||Denisa|
|2nd Immunity||Celebrities||Sedat Kaburtu||Adem Kilicci||Sabriye Sengul|
|Week 4||1st Immunity||Volunteers||Tugce Melis Demir||Sadin Bakir||Yigit Izik
|2nd Immunity||Volunteers||Eser West||Elif Sadoglu||Gokhan Gozukan|
|ESER WEST EVACUATED AND BULUT OZDEMIROGLU JOINED THE VOUNTEERS TRIBE|
|Week 5||1st Immunity||Celebrities||Adem Kilicci||Sedat Kaburtu||Sabriye Sengul||Berna Ozturk|
|2nd Immunity||Celebrities||Furkan Kizilay||Sahika Ercumen||Berna Ozturk|
|Week 6||1st Immunity||Celebrities||Fatih Hurkan||Sabriye Sengul||Sadin Bakir|
|2nd Immunity||Volunteers||Gokhan Gozukan||Erdi Unver||Sadin Bakir|
|Week 7||1st Immunity||Celebrities||Sema Apak||Adem Kilicci||Sabriye Sengul||Tarik Menguc|
|2nd Immunity||Celebrities||Ilhan Mansiz||Sedat Kaburtu||Tarik Menguc|
|Week 8||1st Immunity||Celebrities||Sedat Kaburtu||Adem Kilicci||Sahika Ercumen||Fatih Hurkan|
|2nd Immunity||Celebrities||Ilhan Mansiz||Pinar Saka||Fatih Hurkan|
|Week 9||1st Immunity||Celebrities||Adem Kilicci||Sedat Kaburtu||Sahika Ercumen||Sedat Kaburtu|
|2nd Immunity||Celebrities||Sabriye Sengul||Furkan Kizilay||Pinar Saka|
|Week 10||1st Immunity||Volunteers||Tugce Melis Demir||Berna Keklikler||Erdi Unver||Bulut Ozdemiroglu|
|2nd Immunity||Volunteers||Volkan Cetinkaya||Gokhan Gozukan||Bulut Ozdemiroglu|
|Week 11||1st Immunity||Volunteers||Ogeday Girisken||Berna Keklikler||Erdi Unver||Erdi Unver|
|2nd Immunity||Celebrities||Serhat Akin||Adem Kilicci||Sabriye Sengul|
|Week 12||REUNION PARTY|
|Week 13||1st Immunity||Volunteers||Ogeday Girisken||Berna Keklikler
|2nd Immunity||Celebrities||Adem Kilicci
|Week 14||1st Immunity||Celebrities||Furkan Kizilay||Sahika Ercumen||Sabriye Sengul||Sahika Ercumen|
|2nd Immunity||Celebrities||Adem Kilicci||Sema Apak|
|Week 15||1st Immunity||Volunteers||Ogeday Girisken||Anil Karakurt||Berna Keklikler||Burcak Tuncer|
|2nd Immunity||Volunteers||Volkan Cetinkaya||Gokhan Gozukan
|Week 16||1st Immunity||Volunteers||Anil Karakurt||Ogeday Girisken||Tugce Melis Demir||Tugce Melis Demir|
|2nd Immunity||Volunteers||Volkan Cetinkaya||Berna Keklikler|
|Week 17||1st Immunity||Volunteers||Gokhan Gozukan||Volkan Cetinkaya||Berna Keklikler
|2nd Immunity||Volunteers||Ogeday Girisken||Elif Sadoglu|
|Week 18||1st Immunity||Volunteers||Berna Keklikler||Volkan Cetinkaya||Ogeday Girisken||Volkan Cetinkaya|
|2nd Immunity||Celebrities||Sema Apak||Ilhan Mansiz||Adem Kilicci|
|Week 19||1st Immunity||Celebrities||Adem Kilicci||Furkan Kizilay||Sabriye Sengul||Furkan Kizilay|
|2nd Immunity||Celebrities||Sema Apak||Ilhan Mansiz|
|Week 20||1st Immunity||Volunteers||Berna Keklikler||Elif Sadoglu||Gokhan Gozukan||Gokhan Gozukan|
|2nd Immunity||Celebrities||Sabriye Sengul||Ilhan Mansiz||Adem Kilicci|
|Week 21||1st Immunity||Volunteers||Berna Keklikler||Elif Sadoglu||Ogeday Girisken||Elif Sadoglu|
|2nd Immunity||Celebrities||Adem Kilicci||Ilhan Mansiz||Sabriye Sengul|
|Week 22||Ogeday Girisken||Sabriye Sengul||Berna Keklikler||Berna Keklikler|
|Adem Kilicci||Serhat Akin|
|Week 22||Sema Apak||Sabriye Sengul
|Week 22||Sema Apak||Ogeday Girisken
|Quarter Final||Ogeday Girisken||Sema Apak
|Semi final||Ogeday Girisken
|OGEDAY GIRISKEN CHAMPION|